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Legal Matters
2015 September 13 - 12:00 am

Breuder Under Fire for Severance Package, Spending

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GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) — Trustees of Illinois’ largest community college have voted to begin the process of firing President Robert Breuder, who has been under scrutiny for a hefty severance package and spending at the college, but some are questioning whether ousting him is legal.
Around the Nation
2015 August 24 - 12:00 am

North Dakota Colleges Collaborating To Offer Online Degrees as Demand Grows

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UND in the fall will begin offering an online bachelor’s degree program in social work. The university cites a U.S. Labor Department study that demand for social workers will grow 19 percent by 2022, with the growth in rural areas potentially higher..
Around the Nation
2015 August 24 - 12:00 am

New Post Complies with New Rules

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“This is an issue that hadn’t been getting a lot of attention,” she told the newspaper. “You see the national news, with the NFL and high-profile cases at colleges around the country, and there has been a cultural shift that things need to change and we need a reporting system that is not just criminal-based.
Tracking Trends
2015 August 24 - 12:00 am

Students, Staff Can Check Out One of Five Bicycles for a 24-Hour Period

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“This is a great opportunity to connect students and staff with local bike trails and to have a good time roaming Grand Island and exercising,” said Tara Friesen, community relations specialist for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska..
Dual Enrollment
2015 August 24 - 12:00 am

Early College High School Awaits Answers to Legal Questions

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“One thing on the contract was that it was a five-year contract, and I think in the state of Mississippi you cannot exceed four-year contracts and those kinds of things. So, our legal department is just kind of combing over it to see if it’s something that we can agree to legally.
Tracking Trends
2015 August 11 - 12:00 am

Audit Raises Questions about Student Fees for Sports

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State auditor John Dougall said the study was done to provide information and transparency about where the money comes from to pay for athletic teams on the campuses, the Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1HNvbas). It does not offer any recommendations or address any problems.
Around the Nation
2015 July 28 - 12:00 am

Ohio College Will Allow Participation but Will Bar Man from Living in Dormitory

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The housing policy states in part, “Any student who has been designated as a sexually violent offender, sexually oriented offender, sexual predator, child-victim predator, habitual sex offender, or habitual child-victim offender, or of any similar classification by any state or country, is not eligible for housing in any residence hall.
Politics and Policy
2015 July 28 - 12:00 am

Community College’s Resettlement Efforts Draw Ire of Conservative Activists

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This isn’t the only group that has sprung up in light of the influx of upcoming refugees. Earlier this month, Twin Falls accountant and former Democratic state treasurer candidate Deborah Silver formed a group to support the refugee center. Members volunteer at the center and help educate the community about the resettlement process.
Around the Nation
2015 July 8 - 12:00 am

Logistics Degree To Train Students in Warehousing, Sustainability, Safety, Operations Planning

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ENO, Nev. (AP) — A community college in Reno is becoming the first in Nevada to establish a new four-year degree in logistics to help meet anticipated demand for skilled workers at Tesla Motors and other high-tech companies moving distribution hubs to the region.
Around the Nation
2015 July 8 - 12:00 am

Schools Implored To Stress Soft Skills Alongside Academics

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Watson said it’s clear some changes need to be made in the focus of K-12 education. In order to meet the future demands of employees, it will be important to place a greater emphasis on vocational education and degrees of less than four years, he said.
Tracking Trends
2015 July 8 - 12:00 am

Sullivan Wants Community, Tech Colleges To Produce 80,000 Graduates a Year

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College system has come up with a plan aimed to double the system’s number of graduates and meet the state’s workforce demand..
2015 June 26 - 12:00 am

Fewer Students Enrolling in Community Colleges as Economy Improves

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A-B Tech officials stress the budget cuts they are making won’t affect the college’s “core mission.’’ Cuts include eliminating the jobs of six employees. Other positions have been eliminated through attrition. And A-B Tech imposed a 2 percent reduction on each department across the college.
Featured Student
2015 June 26 - 12:00 am

Device Designed To Combat Algae Blooms and Clean Lakes

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Their system begins with a floating metal platform that pushes muck through an intake tube. The muck then moves through a 20-foot hose to a high-powered pump on shore, before it continues through a 100-foot hose leading to a large dumpster, where water is.
Around the Nation
2015 June 9 - 12:00 am

College Panel Moves To Conduct New Search After Five-Month Impasse

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The board announced that it voted unanimously at a meeting at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew to name Gilbert. Now deputy executive director for finance and administration, Gilbert, an accountant who has worked for the board since 1988, will become interim executive director on July 1.
Around the Nation
2015 June 9 - 12:00 am

Exemption Allows Ohio College To Fly Devices Over Commercial Areas

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Sinclair also can partner with commercial enterprises for tasks such as inspecting infrastructure, mapping and precision agriculture among others, said Deb Norris, Sinclair’s vice president of workforce development..
2015 May 30 - 12:00 am

Complaint Names Top Administrators, Board of Trustees

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Jim Compton, a staff member and adviser for The Calumet, is being replaced by part-time adviser. According to the lawsuit, Compton’s replacement amounts to censorship because the part-time adviser won’t be able to put in the amount of time needed. Compton said the paper has had a full-time adviser since 1951.
Around the Nation
2015 May 30 - 12:00 am

Task Force Recommended Closing College-Based Academies Due to Poor Graduation Rates

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The head of Ohio’s police training commission said there are no plans to shut any police academies despite a recommendation from a state task force to close up to half of the state’s 62 academies because of low graduation rates..
Legal Matters
2015 May 30 - 12:00 am

Promoting Gender Inclusion, Iowa Western CC Sets Aside 40 Housing Units for LGBT Students

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About 40 students have already expressed an interest in the Pride Q*mmunity Cluster, with about 11 students already choosing the option on their housing applications, Luiken said. The housing application update went live last month. Luiken stresses that no student will be assigned to the cluster who doesn’t request placement.
2015 May 13 - 12:00 am

Community College Credited with Sparking Love of Learning

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The mounting loss of life among U.S. troops that occurred following American intervention in Afghanistan, and then Iraq, motivated O’Grady to consider joining the Marine Corps. His decision to drop out haunted him when recruiters told him to delay his enlistment until he could earn a GED diploma or finish high school.
Cover Story
2015 April 19 - 12:00 am

Colo. Facility To Focus on Fighting Wildfires by Air

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Colo. (AP) — The Rifle- Garfield County Airport has won a statewide race to land a new research center to find the best ways to fight wildfires from the air, with researchers hoping to find new ways to fight a fire like the one in 1994 that left 14 firefighters dead on Storm King Mountain.

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